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The University of Oxford offers a unique experience to postgraduate students; the opportunity to work with leading academics and facilities. Successful applicants will join a large and diverse graduate community of more than 10,000 postgraduate students from over 150 different countries and territories, normally as part of an interdisciplinary community in one of Oxford's 44 colleges. The university offers over 350 masters, doctoral and PG Cert and Diploma courses.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

10,385 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%

Domicile

  • UK 43%
  • EU 18%
  • Other 39%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 30 945 975
Biological Sciences 525 40 565
Computer Science 195 345 540
History 235 270 505
Education 90 405 495
Law 155 315 470
Medicine 415 35 450
Mathematics 270 175 445
Anatomy & Physiology 380 35 415
Politics 150 225 375
Chemistry 365 5 365
General Engineering 355 0 355
Economics 65 245 310
Geography & Environmental Science 145 145 290
Physics & Astronomy 265 10 275
Social Policy 50 195 245
Theology & Religious Studies 95 140 235
Psychology 85 120 205
English 100 95 195
Archaeology 100 75 180
Anthropology 60 115 175
Materials Technology 145 5 150
Philosophy 55 90 145
Sociology 55 65 120
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 100 100
Classics & Ancient History 50 45 95
Linguistics 25 60 80
Music 35 40 75
Geology 75 0 75
East & South Asian Studies 0 75 75
History of Art, Architecture & Design 20 50 70
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 55 60
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 45 15 55
Creative Writing 0 55 55
Accounting & Finance 0 55 55
Middle Eastern & African Studies 0 50 50
Art & Design 20 15 35
Librarianship & Information Management 30 0 30
Social Work 15 15 30
Agriculture & Forestry 0 25 25
Communication & Media Studies 5 15 20
Russian & East European Languages 0 15 15
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 10,421
Mixed 10,421
Laboratory 9,250
Clinical 7,216
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Over 1,100 graduate fully-funded scholarships are available, which cover course fees and provide a grant for living costs. Across the range of graduate scholarships, support is available for students of all nationalities, covering the spectrum of academic subject areas.
  • 70% of Oxford scholarships require only the standard course application; if students fulfil the eligibility criteria, they will automatically be considered.
  • All Oxford scholarships worth over £1,000 are advertised through the Fees, Funding and Scholarship search on the university website. Applicants can use this tool to check their eligibility, whether any additional material is required, and find full details of how to apply.
  • The vast majority of Oxford scholarships are awarded to applicants who submit their course application by the relevant January deadline; some additional scholarships are also offered by departments, details of which can be found on the relevant university departmental websites.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Oxford offers a variety of accommodation options and living arrangements to cater for the differing needs of postgraduate students. Many colleges offer accommodation to students for all or part of their course, however it is not possible to guarantee accommodation to all applicants.
  • Some colleges make provision for specific requirements, such as student couples or families, and there is accommodation specifically adapted for students with disabilities.
  • Please refer to the university's Graduate Admissions website for further details, including information about college rent and other charges.